In addition to the general powers in sections 360.011 to 360.076, conferred, and without limitation thereof, a municipality which has established or may hereafter establish airports, restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities, or which has acquired or set apart, or may hereafter acquire or set apart, real property for such purpose or purposes is hereby authorized:
To vest authority for the construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, and regulation thereof in an officer, a board or body of such municipality, now existing or hereafter provided for pursuant to law or charter, by ordinance or resolution which shall prescribe the powers and duties of such officer, board, or body. The expense of such construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, and regulation shall be a responsibility of the municipality.
To adopt and amend all needful rules, regulations, and ordinances for the management, government, and use of any properties under its control, whether within or without the territorial limits of the municipality; to appoint airport guards or police, with full police powers; to fix by ordinance or resolution, as may be appropriate, penalties for the violation of said rules, regulations, and ordinances and enforce said penalties in the same manner in which penalties prescribed by other rules, regulations, and ordinances of the municipality are enforced. For the purposes of such management and government and direction of public use, such part of all highways, roads, streets, avenues, boulevards, and territory as adjoins or lies within one mile of the limits of any airport or restricted landing area acquired or maintained under the provisions of sections 360.011 to 360.076, shall be under like control and management of the municipality. It may also adopt and enact rules, regulations, and ordinances designed to safeguard the public upon or beyond the limits of private airports or landing strips within such municipality or its police jurisdiction against the perils and hazards of instrumentalities used in aerial navigation. Rules, regulations, and ordinances shall be published as provided by general law or the charter of the municipality for the publication of similar rules, regulations, and ordinances. They must conform to and be consistent with the laws of this state and the rules of the commissioner and shall be kept in conformity, as nearly as may be, with the then current federal legislation governing aeronautics and the regulations duly promulgated thereunder and rules and standards issued from time to time pursuant thereto.
To lease for a term not exceeding 30 years such airports or other air navigation facilities or real property acquired or set apart for airport purposes, to private parties, any municipal or state government or the national government, or any department of either thereof, for operation; to lease or assign for a term not exceeding 99 years to private parties, any municipal or state government, or the national government, or any department of either thereof, for operation or use consistent with the purposes of sections 360.011 to 360.076, space, area, improvements, or equipment on such airports; notwithstanding any other provisions in this subdivision, to lease ground area for a term not exceeding 99 years to private persons for the construction of structures which in its opinion are essential and necessary to serve aircraft, persons, and things engaged in or incidental to aeronautics, including but not limited to shops, hangars, offices, restaurants, hotels, motels, factories, storage space, and any and all other structures necessary or essential to and consistent with the purposes of sections 360.011 to 360.076, to sell any part of such airports, other air navigation facilities, or real property to any municipal or state government, or to the United States or any department or instrumentality thereof, for aeronautical purposes incidental thereto, and to confer the privileges of concessions of supplying upon its airports goods, commodities, things, services, and facilities; provided that in each case in so doing the public is not deprived of its rightful, equal, and uniform use thereof.
(1) To sell or lease any property, real or personal, acquired for airport purposes and belonging to the municipality, which, in the judgment of its governing body, may not be required for aeronautic purposes, in accordance with the laws of this state, or the provisions of the charter of the municipality, governing the sale or leasing of similar municipally owned property.
(2) The proceeds of sale of any property the purchase price of which was obtained by the sale of bonds shall be deposited in the sinking fund from which funds have been authorized to be taken to finance such bonds. In the event all the proceeds of such sale are not needed to pay the principal of said bonds remaining unpaid, the remainder shall be paid into the general fund of the municipality. The proceeds of sales of property the purchase price of which was paid from appropriations shall be paid into the general fund of the municipality.
To determine the charges or rental for the use of any properties under its control and the charges for any services or accommodations and the terms and conditions under which such properties may be used; provided that in all cases the public is not deprived of its rightful, equal, and uniform use of such property. Charges shall be reasonable and uniform for the same class of service and established with due regard to the property and improvements used and the expense of operation to the municipality. The municipality shall have and may enforce liens, as provided by law for liens and enforcement thereof, for repairs to or improvement or storage or care of any personal property, to enforce the payment of any such charges.
To exercise all powers necessarily incidental to the exercise of the general and special powers herein granted.
Official Publication of the State of Minnesota
Revisor of Statutes